15-Hour Basic Child Care Course

The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires that all individuals who work in a licensed child care setting complete a 15-hour basic child care course. DHHS Early Childhood Division delivers the course Getting Started that fulfills the requirement.

How to Register for "Getting Started" - the basic child care course

  • Visit the Search for training page at the Registry.
  • All currently available events are automatically listed.
  • There may be multiple pages of course listings so be sure to scroll down to the bottom and view all pages to see your options.
  • Scroll through the list until you find Getting Started and follow the registration instructions or use the filters to narrow your search.
  • Filter Training is at the left. You can filter by title, date, location, training type, and whether there is a fee. Click the + to see the options for content, type, and fee. The filter menu may be displayed as 3 lines with dots at either the right or across the center on phones and tablets.
  • Type Getting Started in the course title search box and then click on Search at the bottom of the filter section.
  • Click on View Details for additional information or on Register and then follow the registration instructions.
  • Please note that the “Getting Started” course is delivered by the ND DHHS Early Childhood Division. While you will find and register for the course at the Growing Futures Registry, you will need to contact DHHS Early Childhood Division for assistance or questions about the course. Contact ND DHHS Early Childhood Division in these ways:
    • Send them an email at dhsec(at)nd(dot)gov
    • Call them during regular business hours at 800-997-8516.